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Wednesday, January 15,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Toasters at Macs - Fri. Jan 17 Formed in 1981 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan by British guitarist Rob "Bucket" Hingley, the Toasters played thousands of gigs across the world and became a global act during the ‘90s. While the third-wave ska band was initially i...
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Wednesday, January 15,2014

‘It’s a big old goofy world’

Let’s face it: For many of us in greater Lansing, the past three weeks have sucked.

by CITY PULSE CONTRIBUTORS
Our publicly owned utility was turned on its head following the Dec. 21 ice storm that for some knocked power out for upwards of 11 days. We saw the Board of Water and Light’s inadequacies, and we are not letting them off the hook for it. Consumers Energy did somewhat better.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Bracing for flight

Cellist David Requiro takes on Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky with the Lansing Symphony

by Lawrence Cosentino
Cellists are the corvids — the crows and ravens — of the classical aviary. They excel at thoughtful communication, don’t preen much and look good in black.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

‘He’s hanging in Heaven’

Regulars laugh and grieve at the loss of barber Jerry Doyle

by Lawrence Cosentino
Early Saturday afternoon, a shy but mischievous-looking lad walked into Jerry’s Hairport on Lansing’s north side sporting a fedora. He sat down and waited for a haircut. “Look out, it’s Charlie Boy,” shop owner Pat Zopf called out. Three barbers were busy, customers were waiting and more regulars than usual were milling around.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

A song of ice and snow

Lingering thoughts on the winter storm that froze much of mid-Michigan

by City Pulse Staff
Last week we asked you to share your stories on the year-end power outage caused by Winter Storm Gemini. We had an abundance of submissions and nowhere near enough space to run them all. Here are a few more takes on being powerless.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JAN. 9-12 & THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JAN. 16-19 >> “12 Angry Men” at Riverwalk Theater The classic drama takes you behind the closed doors of a deadlocked jury. What seems like an easy-to-peg murder case unravels as the jurors deal with their person...
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Loogan’s run

Michigan author’s newest release is a prequel … with a twist

by Bill Castanier
These three terrific characters are all woven into a tight story through the young law student who was involved in the Innocence Project and was trying to exonerate a schoolteacher who was sent to prison for life for the killing of his wife.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Dizzy Dearest Album Release - Fri. Jan 10th Dizzy Dearest formed in 2009 when lead vocalist Maggie Kay Emison and her brother, Jarod Emison, played a high school talent show together. The local indie-rock band released its debut EP, “All These Flowers,” in 2011. Friday at M...
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Thursday, January 9,2014

New In Town

LotusVoice Integrative Therapies/ Tom Chee / Firehouse Subs

by Allan I. Ross
Ginger Yang recently opened LotusVoice Integrative Therapies in East Lansing, which is dedicated to holistic healing. Yang, a certified music therapist and massage therapist, worked with patients and their families as a music therapist at McLaren Hospice since March 2010.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Notes from Neil

Good Books With Bad Weather

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, Jan. 9 — Sitting at home this past Monday, on one of those ultra-rare occasions when weather closed our stores, I couldn't help thinking about growing up in the Keweenaw Peninsula. We must have been in a near constant "polar vortex" for three or four months every ...
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